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WORDS MATTER!

WORDS MATTER!

We are in an unprecedented period here in the USA and throughout the world.  Never have words we speak and write mattered so much.  Conversations between family members and friends, by politicians and activists and the breath of comments on social media and TV have our heads swimming with anger, emotion and excitement.  The band-aid has been ripped off otherwise taboo and sensitive subjects.  I am actually encouraged by all of this and the changes we hope are coming into our culture, government structures locally, regionally and nationally and the greater society.  In that spirit, we have created a new series of embroidery projects called the Wisdom Collection.  These embroidery kits feature the portraits and wise quotes of artists, musicians, writers and leaders whose voices and words matter.  We hear their voices and they and give us guidance and ways to think about ourselves and the people around us.  

Our collection starts with Maya Angelou, Duke Ellington and Elie Wiesel.  Others will be following soon.  The projects include all you need to embroider the pattern and we encourage you to make these personal statements by adding your own motifs, threads and embellishments.  As I stitched each one, I found myself thinking about their contributions to our cultural life.  Take time to investigate their lives, for each one comes with experiences that are universal and important to understanding where we are now as a civilization.  Embroidery is a slow process, and forces the stitcher to think and consider next steps.  Our hope is that you find enjoyment, comfort and challenges in the creative process.  Their words mattered before, and now matter even more.